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S&S Worldwide Director of Distribution Mark Desrosiers talks with Multichannel Merchant about initiatives that most help the company’s operational efficiencies, what global marketplaces he sees as hot economies to sell in, and the effect Amazon Supply has on his business.
The B2C online experience has been ahead of B2B in terms of experience and ease of shopping. But the winds are changing. This article outlines three steps you can take to boost your selling power and attract more B2B customers while still controlling costs.
Grainger’s online presence faired very well in 2013, earning the B2B merchant $3 billion in ecommerce sales alone, according to its annual financial report. Overall, Grainger saw a 5% increase in total sales, equating to $9.4 billion, however, the merchant said its ecommerce presence represent “the fastest growing and most profitable channel in the business.”
No longer can B2B merchants rely solely on an annual big-book catalog or offer a bland procurement portal up for customers to purchase from. The Gen Y buyer is also a B2C ecommerce shopper and wants those same experiences when shopping for their company. Download this executive summary to learn more.
By mining the social web, Leadspace helps B2B marketers and sales teams accurately predict company purchase intent.
Staples announced its latest “reinvention” campaign today with the launch of “Make More Happen,” a new tagline and campaign focused on how Staples’ expanded product assortment will help your businesses succeed.
With this integration, customers will be able to view, measure and build personalized retargeting campaigns based on organization names, industries and firmographic details.
Latest Research Report From the University of Dayton and TriComB2B Also Indicates Initial Purchase Price Becoming Less Important
Staples as a whole did $6.1 billion in sales during its fiscal third quarter. However, that equates to a decrease of 3.8% compared to the same period in 2012. Its ecommerce and B2B sales, however, were positive.
The ecommerce relationship between manufacturers and their resellers/distributors has traditionally been tricky. But what if the win-win solution was leveraging the resources and power of the manufacturer to set up ecommerce sites for the resellers? Here’s what it would take.
by Ian Goldman
Posted 2 days ago
Posted 2 days ago